Penn Holderness, a news anchor with WNCN 17 in Raleigh, N.C., quit his job this month to start a new business with his wife in 2014, and his Christmas card YouTube video of his family rapping in Christmas-themed pajamas has got 10 million & counting after just a week now knowing who he is. The YouTube video titled “#XMAS JAMMIES – Merry Christmas from the Holderness Family!” has already crashed his greenroom website, and he’s been interviewed so far on Fox and Friends, GMA, CNN, GMA again, HLN, and Greta Von Susteren. Penn’s Greenroom Communications LLC, is described as “a full service video production firm offering professional HD video, Internet marketing, social media management and more,” according to a Pinterest page.
As the entire world discovered last week, the ‘sign language interpreter’ at Nelson Mandela’s memorial was a fraud, and quite possibly a danger. The movements the translator was making with his hands made no sense and many people became suspicious of him. Jimmy Kimmel wanted to get the bottom of things, so he enlisted the help of a real sign language interpreter to explain to his audience and the Internet what exactly the impostor was actually signing. Short answer: Jibberish!
Is 16-year-old David Thibault a reincarnation of Elvis? That’s just some of the reactions since a video of David was recorded performing the Presley Christmas classic “Blue Christmas” at Quebec radio station CKOI, a French language Top 40 station. The talented teen delivers a flawless vocal rendition that sounds hauntingly like the departed King of Rock and Roll. In just a week since the video was released, the video has been viewed more than 6 million times since Monday!
BELOW, IT’S ELVIS HIMSELF IN A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “BLUE CHRISTMAS” FROM HIS 1968 TV SPECIAL ON NBC!
This is a classic! It was uploaded over 5 years ago, and I love it more every year! Sung by The Drifters. Cartoon by Joshua Held. Featuring Bill Pinkney on lead bass and Clyde McPhatter on tenor. You’ll be singing this the rest of the day:)
CNN’s Early Start co-anchor Zoraida Sambolin signed off this past Friday morning with a teary-eyed farewell! Zoraida’s returning to Chicago, where she worked before joining CNN in 2011 from Chicago’s NBC station. Sambolin, who battled breast cancer this year, announced she’s returning to be near family. “I’m going to miss CNN,” she confessed to co-anchor John Berman. “This is a great place led by an incredible man, who has just been remarkable to me – Jeff Zucker – which I have to mention, cause when I got diagnosed with cancer, I want everybody to know, this man walked into my office and basically came with a silver platter and said, ‘However I can help you, whatever I can do, I will’.”
This 2008 musical performance by Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz, Chris Kattan, & Tracy Morgan singing
Christmas Eve is an exciting time, even for little doggies!
Entertainment Weekly’s Jess Cagle gives highlights from the recently announced nominations. Click Here For The Complete List Of Golden Globe Nominees!
“12 Years a Slave” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” with a total of seven nominations topped the list of the 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards, providing an indicator of what the Academy Awards frontrunners might look like for 2014! “12 Years a Slave” with four nominations, more than any other film, is a history of slavery in early America and earned a nomination for best ensemble cast – the SAG Awards equivalent of best picture. The other 3 nominations went for male actor in a leading role – Chiwetel Ejiofor. and supporting actor nominations for Michael Fassbender and newcomer actress Lupita Nyong’o. “The Butler” earned three SAG nominations including best ensemble cast, male actor in a leading role – Forest Whitaker and a supporting actress nomination for Oprah Winfrey. The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.
To celebrate 2013, YouTube invited some YouTubers to star in a mashup of popular moments this past year. Can you spot all the references? Can you name all the YouTube stars in the video? Did you get all the references to the top videos and memes of the year? (Also look for the secret, easter egg video annotations!)
The 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show hit the airwaves Tuesday night. Musical acts performing during the show include Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle. Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson, Behati Prinsloo, and Karlie Kloss were some of the models walking the runway this year. Check out behind the scenes footage from the angels and show highlights.